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Summative vs. Formative Assessments

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Brock Felchle

on 4 November 2011

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ASSESSMENTS Should be an album not a snapshot "Used with skill, assessments can motivate the unmotivated, restore the desire to learn, and encourage students to keep learning, and it can actually create - not simply measure - increased student achievement." In order to achieve the results we desire both FORMATIVE and SUMMATIVE assessments should be used FORMATIVE ASSESSMENTS are assessments "FOR" learning Formative assessments happen while learning is still underway Formative Assessments are designed to increase student achievement Advantages of FORMATIVE ASSESSMENTS Diagnoses student's needs Provides a plan for the next steps in instruction Provides students with feedback they can use to improve the quality of their work Helps student see and feel in control of their journey to success "Grading" is usually not a part of Formative Assessments Reasons to use FORMATIVE ASSESSMENTS
Promotes increases in achievement to help students meet more standards
Supports ongoing growth Examples Rubrics Self-Assessments Descriptive Feedback Who Benefits from Formative Assessments? Students Teachers Parents Formative Assessments are an ongoing, dynamic process that involves far more than frequent testing Summative Assessments are assessments "of" learning Summative Assessments happen after learning has occured to determine if it did Summative Assessments are used to make statements of student learning status at a point in time............
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End of the semester Reason for using SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENTS Document individual or group achievement or mastery of standards Measure achievement status at point in time for purposes of reporting Accountability Who benefits from Summative Assessments? Policy Makers Program Planners Supervisors Teachers Students Parents Examples of Summative Assessments Standardized Tests Final Exams Placement Tests Unit/Chapter Tests Head Body Body Body Body Body Body Body Body Body Body Body Body
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